A message from my mum, the lifelong value of family jokes, what’s in a name? Friday was my birthday. Thank you dear Facebook friends for the cascade of greetings and thank you to the dear ones who said happy birthday in person or by phone or FaceTime. I so appreciate the encouragement. “The night is young!” “The best is yet to come!” and as Auntie Mame said, “Live, live, live!”
This Newsletter, is fantastic "Marie". I loved it. Except when you referred to yourself as an old lady, (trust me you are not), but I do appreciate "Oldster" . Plus I had forgotten Auntie Mame and "Live, Live, Live". That was a gift. Thank you thank you. Happy Birthday Carol and many more! Let's hear it for your Brother Mike too! Love, RC
I'm asking many happy returns refers to a return in the cycle of the year. Yes? The story of the cake is so tender. I convinced myself that Marie was your original name. Have you been happy with Carol?
Carol, Julia's birthday is July 20. It's odd how people one resonates with so ofter cluster around the same birthdays, or at least in the same month. What's in a name? I fret for the poor plants which must suffer latin names in order to categorize their wild beauty. Lovely post.
Thank you for the delightful story and the bittersweet memories it evoked….and for being my companion on the Way.
Happy belated Marie/Carol or Carol/Marie... I will think on birthday cake differently now...!
Love your writings.
Many happy returns ( now thats a weird one.. what does that actually mean? like maybe happy returning to your aging Self?
ACK! lots of love in whatever forms... Sarah